With pandemic restrictions easing, employers face new challenges. Unemployment levels remain higher than they were pre-March 2020, and many companies are struggling to land new talent. Retention is also a problem, with many workers claiming they will leave their jobs in the absence of a flexible work schedule. As part of the MaRS First Adopter Network launch event, four ventures will demo their technologies that can help your organization attract, engage and retain top talent while supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. September 28, online
With such big-name clients as L’Oréal and Nestlé, Toronto-based startup Sampler delivers product samples, while also gathering the insights needed to build stronger customer relationships. At the next MaRS Mornings, founder and CEO Marie Chevrier will detail her professional journey, from landing her first client to working with major brands in more than 24 countries. She’ll also open up about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, maintaining a positive work culture and breaking down the stigma of mental-health struggles in business. September 28, online
Eighteen months into the pandemic, supply chain issues are still hampering manufacturers and retailers with months-long delays. In fact, with the surging Delta variant, these problems are likely to persist well into 2022. At ConneXions, OpenText’s new virtual conference, analysts and business leaders from Lear Corporation, Nestlé and Godiva share how they’ve navigated COVID-19’s logistical challenges and offer best practices to minimize future business disruptions. September 14, online
This webinar hosted by the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence will focus on the application of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) for health use cases. A panel of Vector faculty members will discuss the more promising PETs, their application and benefits, as well as their limitations and challenges in the domain of health. September 15, online
Women founders face unique challenges, such as navigating gender biases in fundraising. AWS is hosting a Startup Day for women founders to give them insights, strategies and firsthand advice from successful women founders and executives, as well as AWS Startup Experts. September 22, online
The event calendar for TechTO is packed with events showcasing the best of Toronto tech. Join the community to hear from local founders, discover the latest Toronto tech has to offer, and network with your peers in the industry. This month’s sessions include a panel exploring the future of work in tech as well as perfecting the art of the pitch. Various dates, online
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